- Flowers & Herbs
- Flowers for Beneficial Insects
Borago officinalis. An annual herb native to the mediterrannean and naturalized in many other parts of the world. Borage nectar attracts bees and other beneficial insects. The plants are 3' tall with hairy, branching stems (take care when harvesting for seed, as it will leave your skin itchy). The leaves and delicate blue starflowers are edible; this is our very favorite flower for decorating salads. Commercially cultivated for borage seed oil. Self-seeds readily, so keep them on the edge of the garden.